Houston's SPA Unveils First Ever Jessica Lang Dance Residency for Middle and High Schoolers

In the world of dance, Jessica Lang, who once danced with Twyla Tharp's company, is known for her choreography. Her resume includes work done with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Ballet San Jose, Richmond Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Ailey II, ABT II, Hubbard Street 2,New York City Ballet's Choreographic Institute, and more.

In 2011, she founded Jessica Lang Dance in New York City and now, assisted by Houston's Society for the Performing Arts, two of its company members are on their way to Houston to conduct a weeklong dance seminar for middle schoolers and high schoolers.

The residency will be held Monday, June 16, through Friday, June 20, at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center and is open to dancers ages 12-18. Tuition for the residency will be $200.

Classes will be divided into half-day sessions, Monday through Thursday, with a final rehearsal and presentation on Friday. The class time for dancers ages 12-14 will be 9 a.m.- noon; ages 15-18 will be from 12:45-3:15 p.m.

For more information regarding the Jessica Lang Dance LANGuage residency, visit www.spahouston.org/language. Register by calling Jessica Nieto at 713-632-8112 or emailing jessica@spahouston.org.

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